It's no longer weird to hear the excited yelps of "lafiya" and the echoing response from the other side of the street in a strange language you've never heard. It's no longer weird to see them on the sides of the street, bent in prayer. They're here! In the one you call Mallam, for the extra … Continue reading The Calm Before The Storm
Now I have your attention, I want to talk about a funny experience that happened some time ago. See, during the rainy season, school is something else and mosquito infestation is just the beginning. I did tough guy for as long as I could but when the mosquitoes started giving me scars and injuries from … Continue reading 200 NAIRA ALMOST GOT ME RAPED
We are the generation of change and I hope that in training the generations after us, we teach them that there’s nothing wrong with talking about “ it”. That they should know about PEP in case they’re raped or fall into occasions of exposure. That when a boy treats you like Tobi does, it’s not love but emotional blackmail. That girls like Leila are already beautiful on their own and don’t need any boy to define them.
Yesterday, I read a collection of stories from a certain author on Facebook. His real names were not and cannot be revealed because I was made to understand that the stories broke some code of conduct or Ethics something in the army. Basically, they’re not supposed to expose whatever they went through, while on their … Continue reading The People That Matter (2)
Guys, it’s 2018 and the world is going digital. Everything either has an app, website or Instagram page – even Bend down select has come to meet us on the gram. It is what it is. I am excited for this, I tell you, especially as I’m one person that doesn’t like to carry cash … Continue reading The One Time Internet Banking Showed Me Pepper
I was in a bus today and for the rhyme of it, I’d like to say it was headed nowhere, but then… Anyway, one of these Did you know shows came on the radio and I’m thinking they’re about to tell us for the umpteenth time that Nigeria gained independence in 1960. *insert rolling eye … Continue reading The People That Matter
I have a list, something I like to call a cut off mark and when I meet someone new, I begin to check it off. So there's a compulsory box, if you check that and at least, three others, you're qualified. If you check the compulsory box and one other, I can manage, make e just be like... Before world people will say I'm too picky 😂
I was watching the kissing booth around 5am this morning and it hit me, how it went from a book I read on wattpad way back in 2013/14, to a Netflix adaptation. Talk about small beginnings! It’s amazing, the nostalgia, of when wattpad was wattpad ; I really don’t know what goes on there these … Continue reading We Need Writers Like This
Hey, you guys. I’ve finally come to accept the fact that I can’t blog and school at the same time – the whole thing about schedules don’t ever work for me, because most times I’m too tired to edit drafts or photos, so they pile up in my phone. I mean, I started writing this … Continue reading Life Lately – August.
I have a few words for the public Healthcare system but today is not that day…. Or maybe it is. You know that no one actually cares until it hits home, right? I fell ill during the early rainy season and this was not regular cold or fever. It knocked me out pretty bad, took … Continue reading From the throes of hell